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31
Jul

ALICE COOPER - "Ballad Of Dwight Fry" (Live)

ALICE COOPER RELEASES "BALLAD OF DWIGHT FRY" FROM UPCOMING LIVE ALBUM A PARANORMAL EVENING AT THE OLYMPIA PARIS � LISTEN 

Alice Cooper has unveiled the chilling live version of his classic "Ballad of Dwight Fry."

Taken from his upcoming live release, A Paranormal Evening At The Olympia Paris, the fan favorite captures the grandeur of one of the biggest rock legends � and a rock 'n'&nbbsp; roll show at its peak.

 Listen here and here.
  
A Paranormal Evening At The Olympia Paris
 is a 90-minute journey through Alice Cooper's timeless creations: classics like "Poison," "School's Out," and "No More Mr. Nice Guy" are alternated with hand-picked gems for the joy of true Cooper connoisseurs like "Pain," "Woman of Mass Destruction," and "Paranoiac Personality," the first single from the album Paranormal.

The live album will be released on August 31 via earMUSIC as 2CD digipak, 2LP Gatefold (white and red LP), and digitally. Pre-orders are live here.

 

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Mon
21
May

ALICE COOPER Guitarist RYAN ROXIE To Release 'Imagine Your Reality' Solo Album In May

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Friday, May 25, 2018
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Ryan Roxie will release his new solo album, "Imagine Your Reality" on May 25 via www.bellyacherecords.com for LP pre-order. Pre-order CD at amazon.com The CD will also be available via Cargo Records UK.
 
The vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, who is best known as Alice Cooper's longtime lead guitarist and collaborator, has also worked with Slash, Gilby Clarke and others. Roxie will be touring in US in July before he starts Cooper's tour Aug 3 in Wisconsin.
 
"Imagine Your Reality" is Ryan's first official solo release and sees him joined by other noteworthy musicians, including a collaboration with CHEAP TRICK's Robin Zander on the track "California Man".
 
Says Roxie: "CHEAP TRICK were a major influence in my musical upbringing. Both Robin Zander and Rick Nielsen have joined us onstage at Alice Cooper shows in the past and have always been the most quintessential rock stars. In my opinion, Robin Zander's voice is the definition of rock 'n' roll, so having him guest vocal on 'California Man' definitely ticks a box off my 'greatest moments in rock 'n roll' list."
 
"Imagine Your Reality" continues Roxie's legacy of creating infectiously melodic songs and straight-ahead, no-nonsense rock riffs, and this time with more guitar than ever before. Ten tracks, all underlined by ten gleaming guitar solos. From the punk rock undertones of "Never Mind Me" to the un-sugarcoated tale of life in "La La Land (To Live And Die In LA)" to the superb BEATLES-y/OASIS nod "Look Me In The Eye" — it's an uplifting big rock soundd. Zander transforms "California Man" into the ultimate vintage-vibed, top-down, drive-in-the-sunshine rock 'n' roll anthem.
 
Ryan says: "With this album, I think we kept the spirit and power of the 3.5-minute rock song intact as well as keeping the dream of guitar-driven music alive and well. I can't wait for people to experience my reality."
 
The LP is currently available at www.bellyacherecords.com for pre-order and set to be released on May 25, 2018. Fans can order the LP's individually or in bundle packs with an exclusive T-Shirt and Guitar Pick pack.
 
The Bellyache Records Super Deluxe Edition 1st pressing Vinyl LP is limited to 500 copies world wide. There are 4 different colors of vinyl:
 
125 Red Vinyl, 125 White Vinyl, 125 Blue Vinyl & 125 Classic Black Vinyl. Each LP includes a Die-Cut Jacket with 2 Double Sided Prints giving the fans the choice of 4 different front cover images to choose so they can choose their own Roxie Reality. Also included is an 11"x17" Poster signed by Ryan Roxie, a printed Inner Sleeve with Lyrics, Photos & Liner Notes, full LP Digital Download Code & a sleeved CD Copy.
 
The LP will also be available at all upcoming Alice Cooper shows this summer and fall while supplies last. The digital release will be available at all major outlets like iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Apple Music, Spotify, etc.
 
"Imagine Your Reality" track listing:
 
01. Big Rock Show
02. Over And Done
03. California Man
04. To Live And Die In LA
05. Uh Oh Song
06. Me Generation
07. Look Me In The Eye
08. Hearts In Trouble
09. Nevermind Me
10. God Put A Smile Upon Your Face
 
"Image Your Reality" was produced by Kristoffer "Folle" Folin, Tommy Henriksen and Jon Bordon. It was recorded and mixed at Purple Skull Studios in Stockholm, Sweden
 
 
Thu
15
Jun

ALICE COOPER Details His 'Paranormal' Release

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Friday, July 28, 2017
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ALICE COOPER RELEASES FIRST SINGLE "PARANOIAC PERSONALITYOFF THE FORTHCOMING PARANORMAL OUT JULY 28

Last Thursday evening on his radio program, "Nights With Alice Cooper," ALICE COOPER debuted the first single, "Paranoiac Personality" off the forthcoming album Paranormal.  As previously announced, Paranormal features two songs written and recorded with the original members of the Alice Cooper band and also has guest appearances by ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons, U2 drummer Larry Mullen and Roger Glover of Deep Purple. The album is out July 28 on earMUSIC and can be pre-ordered via Amazon and iTunes today. There will also be a limited run of blood-red vinyl available at indie retailers across the country.
 
The guitar-driven "Paranoiac Personality" is a perfect entry point to Alice's searing rock record. An album that explores the fringes of society, the end of the world, encounters with the devil and more. Paranormal was produced by long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Deep Purple). In addition to the new studio album and the two new recordings from the original Alice Cooper band, fans will receive a bonus of six live tracks recorded at one of Cooper's 2016 shows in Columbus, OH. 
 
Alice Cooper's North American tour also kicked off this week. He'll join up with Deep Purple beginning in August. Highlights include The Greek in Los Angeles on August 13 and Jones Beach on August 26. Alice Cooper is on a world tour throughout 2017. Full North American tour dates below.

TRACK LISTING:
1. Paranormal
2. Dead Flies
3. Fireball
4. Paranoiac Personality
5. Fallen In Love
6. Dynamite Road
7. Private Public Breakdown
8. Holy Water
9. Rats
10. The Sound of A
 
New studio recordings with the original Alice Cooper band:
11. Genuine American Girl 
12. You And All Of Your Friends

Live in Columbus, Ohio, May 6, 2016 with the current Alice Cooper band:
13. No More Mr. Nice Guy
14. Under My Wheels
15. Billion Dollar Babies
16. Feed My Frankenstein
17. Only Women Bleed
18. School's Out

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR:
Jun 09 ­­- Vetter Stone Amphitheater ­­- Mankato, MN
Jun 12 ­­- Paramount Theatre ­­- Denver, CO
Jun 13 ­­- Kingsbury Hall ­­- SalSalt Lake City, UT
Jun 16 ­­- Thunder Valley Casino Amphitheater -­- Lincoln, CA
Jun 17 ­­- Cuthbert Amphitheatre ­­ - Eugene, OR
Jun 18 ­­- Pepsi Summer Outdoor Concert Series -­­- Airway Heights, WA
Jun 20 ­­- Rabobank Theater ­­- Bakersfield, CA
Jun 21 ­­- Pechanga Theater ­­- Temecula, CA
Jun 22 ­­- AVA Amphitheater ­­- Tucson, AZ
Jun 24 ­­- KLAQ Streetfest ­­- El Paso, TX

WITH DEEP PURPLE:
Aug 12 ­­- Chelsea Theater at The Cosmopolitan -­­- Las Vegas, NV
Aug 13 ­­- The Greek ­­- Los Angengeles, CA 
Aug 15 ­­- AK Chin Pavilion ­­- Phoenix, AZ
Aug 16 ­­- Isletta Amphitheatre ­­- Albuquerque, NM
Aug 18 ­­- Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ­- Houston, TX
Aug 19 ­­- Gexa Energy Pavilion ­- Dallas, TX
Aug 21 ­­- Chastain Park Amphitheatre ­­- Atlanta, GA
Aug 23 ­­- Jiffy Lube Live ­­- Br Bristow, VA
Aug 24 ­­- BB&T Pavilion ­­- Camden, NJ
Aug 26 ­­- Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre ­­- Wantagh, NY
Aug 27 ­­- Xfinity Center ­­- BosBoston, MA
Aug 28  P.N.C. Bank Arts Center ­­- Holmdel,, NJ
Aug 30 ­­- Klipsch Amphitheater ­­ - Indianapolis, IN
Sept 01 ­­- KeyBank Pavilion ­­- Pittsburgh, PA
Sept 02 ­­- Molson Canadian Amphitheatre ­-­ Toronto, ON
Sept 03 ­­- DTE Energy Music Theatre ­­-- Detroit, MI
Sept 06 ­­- Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre ­-­- Chicago, IL
Sept 08 ­­- Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre ­-­- St. Louis, MO
Sept 09 ­­- Blossom Music Center ­­ - Cleveland, OH
Sept 10 ­­- Riverbend Music Center ­­- Cincinnati, OH

 

 
Fri
12
May

ALICE COOPER Gets 'Paranormal' on July 28

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Friday, July 28, 2017
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ALICE COOPER ANNOUNCES WORLDWIDE SIGNING TO earMUSIC TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM PARANORMAL ON JULY 28
 
earMUSIC is proud to announce the worldwide signing of legendary shock-rocker Alice Cooper.
 
Paranormal, Alice Cooper's new studio album and his first in six years, will be released on July 28, 2017 on earMUSIC as 2CD Digipak, 2LP, Limited Box Set, and Digital.
 
The 12-track album has been recorded in Nashville with long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin and features a very special bonus CD — a mini-album consisting of three brand new songs written and recorded together with the original Alice Cooper band members Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith, and guitarist Michael Bruce, alongside carefully selected live recordings.
 
Paranormal also features special guest appearances by U2's Larry Mullen Jr., ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, and Deep Purple's Roger Glover.
 
Alice Cooper will be touring extensively this year in support of Paranormal, visiting cities in the U.S., Europe, and Australasia.
 
ALICE COOPER ON TOUR:
4/22 -Tupelo, MS - BancorpSouth Arena
4/23 - Springfield, IL - Prairie Capitol Conventionion Center
4/25 - Charleston, WV - Municipal Auditorium
4/26 - Norfolk, VA - Chrysler Hall
4/27 - Salem, VA - Salem Civic Center
4/29 - Cherokee, NC - Harrah's Cherokee Event Center
4/30 - Augusta, GA - The Bell Auditorium
5/2 - Birmingham, AL - Alabama Theater
5/3 -Little Rock, AR - Robinson Center Music Hall
5/4- Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater
5/6 - Durant, OK - Choctaw Grand Theatre
5/7 - Midland, TX - Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center 5/8 - San Antonio, TX - Tobin Center for The Performinging Arts
5/10 - Corpus Christi, TX - American Bank Center 5/11 - Shreveport, LA - Municipal Auditorium
5/13 - Columbia, SC - Koger Center for the Arts
5/14 - Nashville, TN - TPAC
5/16 - Columbus, OH - Express Live!
6/7 - Appleton, WI - Fox Cities Performing Arts Center 6/8 - Hinckley, MN - Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheatre 6/9 - Mankato, MN - Vetter Stone Amphitheatre
6/12 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theater
6/13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kingsbury Hall
6/16 - Lincoln, CA - Thunder Valley Casino Amphitheatre 6/17 - Eugene, OR - Cuthbert Ampitheatre
6/18 -Airway Heights, WA - Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concertert Season at Northern Qu
6/20 - Bakersfield, CA - Rabobank Theatre
6/21 - Temecula, CA - Pechanga Theater
6/22 - Tucson, AZ - AVA Amphitheater
6/24 - El Paso, TX - KLAQ Streetfest
 
DEEP PURPLE / ALICE COOPER / EDGAR WINTER:
8/12 - Las Vegas, NV - The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan 8/13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Greek Theatre
8/15 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
br 8/16 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
8/18 - The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Paviliilion
8/19 - Dallas, TX - Starplex Pavilion
8/21 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre
8/23 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
8/24 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
8/26 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/27 - Boston, MA - Xfinity Center
8/28 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
8/30 - Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Amphitheater
9/1 - Pittsburgh, PA - KeyBank Pavilion
9/2 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
9/3 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/6 - Chicago, IL - Tinley Park
9/8 - St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
9/9 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
9/10 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
 
Tue
22
Nov

Alice Cooper Alumni BEASTO BLANCO Issue Second 'Self Titled' Album

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Friday, November 25, 2016
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Beasto Blanco, the band fronted by long time Alice Cooper bassist Chuck Garric, will release their self-titled, full length second album, on November 25, 2016 via Rat Pak Records . The effort, which was produced by Ryan Greene (Alice Cooper/Lita Ford/Mr. Big), features 11 new tracks and an amped-up cover version of Alice’s hit song “Feed My Frankenstein” that also features Alice's daughter and fellow Beasto band mate Calico Cooper.

‘Beasto Blanco’ is the follow up to the bands critically acclaimed 2013 release ‘Live Fast, Die Loud’ (Rat Pak Records) which was endorsed by the likes of movie actor Johnny Depp, Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain, producer Bob Ezrin, and many more.
 

Influenced by bands such as White Zombie and Motorhead, Beasto Blanco’s all new 12 song sophomore release is a potent mix of heavy riffs, driving bass and melodic choruses.  “I’m very proud of this release” says Chuck Garric, “This new album showcases the bands evolution as songwriters and our unity as a musical force” and Calico Cooper adds “This record is like a baseball bat to the chest that you want more and more of“.
 
Beasto Blanco’s version of “Feed My Frankenstein” can be heard on “Nights With Alice Cooper” radio show which is syndicated on over 100 stations worldwide and can also be heard at 15,000 AMC, Regal, Cinemark and NCM movie theatres in the United States throughout November.
  
Asked what makes this album so unique, Chuck comments “This album is a clash of elements coming together in an organic implosion of sonic perfection, Beasto Blanco is not about reinventing the wheel, we’re all about giving ’em cool rims!” 
 
Beasto Blanco will embark on a 2016/17 Fall/Winter tour starting in November, that includes a string of U.S headline dates, as well as a soon to be announced arena tour of Europe. They return home to the U.S for another run of headline dates that will conclude with performances on the 2017 Monsters of Rock Cruise in February. OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE IS NOVEMBER 25, 2016
 
Buy ‘Beasto Blanco’
Buy on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/beasto-blanco/id1163230137

 

 
Tue
17
Nov

Audio Fidelity To Release ALICE COOPER's 'Muscle of Love' On 4.0 Quad SACD

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2015
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“Alice returns to a pure rock sound...one of his most revered albums ever.”
 
Alice Cooper fans rejoice! Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity will be releasing the final Alice Cooper group album on 4.0 Quad SACD. Muscle of Love is the seventh studio album by Alice Cooper and it was the last album to feature the entire original band, and it was a true grand finale at that. Cooper stated in an interview at the time that the album marked a return to fundamentals. “It's not complicated in any sense...It's very basic rock & roll throughout.”

The two best-known tracks are undoubtedly the Top 20 anthem “Teenage Lament '74,” which features none other than Liza Minnelli, Ronnie Spector, Labelle and the Pointer Sisters on backing vocals, and the rollicking title track. But other tracks are just as good - the Led Zep-stomping opener, “Big Apple Dreamin' (Hippo),” the gentle “Hard Hearted Alice” (a precursor to Cooper's future ballad-oriented direction), the raging “Working Up a Sweat,” and “Man with the Golden Gun.”

The 1973 return to the band's more hard rock roots was a successful creative choice and catapulted Muscle Of Love into Billboard's Top 10 Album Chart. That sound, complete with the prog-rock/heavy metal workouts, has proven over the years to be a significant piece of the Alice Cooper legacy.

“One of the best albums of the genre...a hard rock classic!”

INCLUDES: Miniature replica of the Institute of Nude Wrestling book cover

TRACKS:
1. Big Apple Dreamin' (Hippo)
2. Never Been Sold Before
3. Hard Hearted Alice
4. Crazy Little Child
5. Working Up a Sweat
6. Muscle of Love
7. Man with the Golden Gun
8. Teenage Lament '74
9. Woman Machine

Produced by Jack Richardson, Jack Douglas
Mastered: Stereo CD, SACD & 4.0 Analog to High Definition DSD Digital Transfer: Steve Hoffman & Stephen Marsh

For more information: www.audiofidelity.net

 
Thu
15
Oct

One On One With Mitch Lafon - VINNY MOORE & RYAN ROXIE

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2015
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ALICE COOPER guitarist RYAN ROXIE as well as UFO guitarist VINNIE MOORE join Mitch on Episode 159 of One On One with Mitch Lafon.
 
http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-159-ryan-roxie-vinnie-m

Ryan sits down with Mitch for a comprehensive interview covering his time with the Electric Angels, Alice Cooper, Roxie 77, Candy and more. Ryan also discusses his love for Cheap Trick, working on new music, Podcasting, the Rock N' Roll Parking Lot and much more.

Quotes from the interview: "My Beatles would be Cheap Trick." "I'm like a Rock N' Roll vampire. I'm feeding off the energy of the people that come see us."

On Recently playing with the original Alice Cooper group in Dallas: "It was like listening to a record and how I originally learned the songs."

On Alice Cooper: "I've learned so much about the music business by watching him and what he does."

For more about about RYAN ROXIE visit:
Online: http://www.ryanroxie.com and http://www.roxie77.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RyanRoxie
Twitter: @RyanRoxie

Our second interview is with UFO guitarist VINNIE MOORE - he talks about the band, working with Alice Cooper, his new solo album 'Aerial Visions' and much more.

On making an instrumental album: "With no vocals, you need a lot of contrast between the songs."

On the guitar sound expected from him in Alice Cooper: "There wasn't a whole lot of guideline. I don't think they would want anyone to come in and play like somebody from 1970. Something had to be current or there's no point in doing it."

On Alice Cooper: "One of the hopes I had when I first joined his band was that someday we could write together."

For more about Vinnie Moore visit:
Online:http://www.vinniemoore.com & http://www.ufo-music.info
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Vinnie.Moore.Official
Twitter: @Vinnie_Moore

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One on One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch
And Official Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

 
Wed
07
Oct

Alice Cooper Resurrects Supergroup HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES On Hard Rockin Tribute Album

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2015
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Dallas, TX - October 6, 2015.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio with Redbeard: The Stories Behind Historys Greatest Rock Albums  visits with Alice Cooper about his new project paying tribute to lost legendary musical friends the Hollywood Vampires.

The legend of the original Hollywood Vampires, the loose collection of ribald rockers including John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon, and Alice Cooper, in the Seventies rarely saw the light of day but raved nightly on Hollywoods Sunset Strip, providing notorious stories of rock debauchery as well as many charter members to the Betty Ford Clinic. The sole survivor left to resurrect the tale, Alice Cooper, has once again attracted a colorful core crew (sober this time) including guitar great Joe Perry of Aerosmith, GunsnRoses rhythm section Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, and the coolest rhythm guitarist with a Screen Actors Guild card, Johnny Depp.  Other guest Vampires include Joe Walsh, Slash, Robbie Krieger , AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson, Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, and Perry Farrell of Janes Addiction. 

The new band thrashes through some powerful iconic rock songs including Led Zeppelins Whole Lotta Love, Jimi Hendrixs Manic Depression, The Whos My Generation, John Lennons Cold Turkey, a Doors medley of 5 to 1/ Break On Through, a mashup of Alices Schools Out and Pink Floyds Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2 and many more.

Alice Cooper shares with InTheStudio host Redbeard the reason for the new  supergroup.

Theres a line in the song (Raise the Dead),They didnt lose their soul, They just lost control Here we are (new Hollywood Vampires) singing about all of our dead drunk alcoholic drug addict friends, and we were all at deaths door! Everyone in that room at one point was ready to die, and we all survived it.  These guys (original Vampires) didnt make it. We did, so its our obligation to do these songs and to honor these guys.      - Alice Cooper 

All artist proceeds will go to MusiCares which provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need.

Hollywood Vampires/ InTheStudio interview program is available now to STREAM at: www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/hollywood-vampires-alice-cooper/

www.hollywoodvampires.com

 
Tue
08
Sep

HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES Gather For Benefit Album Out Friday

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2015
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Hollywood Vampires are Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Joe Perry
 
Featuring Perry Farrell, Dave Grohl, Sir Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Slash, Robbie Krieger, Zak Starkey, Brian Johnson and Kip Winger
 
Produced by Bob Ezrin
 
In 1972, on the Sunset Strip at a club called the Rainbow Bar & Grill, the Hollywood Vampires were born in the upstairs bar.  It was a gathering place for the rock stars living in or passing through L.A.  “To join the club, one simply had to out drink all of the members,” says Alice Cooper, a founding member of the Vampires.  “I would walk in on a typical night” Alice says, “and John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon who would usually be in aa costume like a maid or a chauffeur Bernie Taupin, Jim Morrison and Mickey Dolenz would be there. The next week might be Bernie Taupin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Mickey Dolenz.”
 
Three years ago, Alice and good friend Johnny Depp got together and decided the spirit of the Hollywood Vampires should live again (minus the drinking).  An environment for great artists to hang, laugh and play together. The Hollywood Vampires live again with the release of the Hollywood Vampires new album.  Alice and Johnny were joined by Joe Perry, who is an old friend of both of them, and the recording began: a tribute to the original Hollywood Vampires. 
 
For the next two years, Alice, Joe and Johnny, joined by producer Bob Ezrin and an amazing group of modern day vampires, including Perry Farrell, Dave Grohl, Sir Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Slash, Robbie Krieger, Zak Starkey, Brian Johnson and Kip Winger, recorded tracks by their dead friends and heroes.  Also included are two original songs that tell the story of the Vampires, one of which, “Raise The Dead,” has an intro by Sir Christopher Lee, recorded just prior to his death. 
 
The album package, an antique book, was created by noted men’s fashion designer (and rock fan) John Varvatos in his signature vintage style.  Alice and Varvatos, both Detroit natives, have been partners in fashion for several years with Alice lending his classic rock style as a brand ambassador. 
 
A sneak peek at the liner notes, penned by original Hollywood Vampire Bernie Taupin, “I’m not here to defend their vices. Over-indulgence of any sort does not ultimately constitute for a healthy mind and body. And while on the periphery of those involved, wives may have come and gone, career choices may have been deemed dubious, and heartbreak in some cases stalked a dark corridor, but in the lair of the Hollywood Vampires only joy and laughter reigned.”
 
“I’m not completely sure what constituted bad behavior back then, but in this lair it existed in a bubble, a hermetically sealed dome of fun. It may not have been the round table at the Algonquin, but these were witty, intelligent guys who often got raucous and loud, but rest assured there were no bystanders or animals hurt in the making of the Hollywood Vampires.”
 
All artist proceeds will be donated to MusiCares.
 
Track listing:
 
The Last Vampire   
Raise The Dead    
My Generation    
Whole Lotta Love    
I Got A Line    
Five to One/Break On Through    
One/Jump Into The Fire     
Come And Get It    
Jeepster   
Cold Turkey 
Manic Depression
Itchycoo Park
School’s Out / Another Brick In The Wall pt.2
Dead Drunk Friends
 
Tue
18
Aug

One On One With Mitch Lafon - BOB KULICK

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2015
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http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-141-bob-kulick-kiss-ali

In episode 141 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, guitarist and producer, Bob Kulick, sits down with Mitch to discuss his new book, upcoming EP, working as a ghost musician on KISS' Alive II & Killers albums, the making of the Paul Stanley 1978 solo album, touring with Alice Cooper, the 1989 Paul Stanley solo tour, Balance, Meat Loaf, Motorhead, his brother Bruce Kulick and much much more.

Drummer Allan Schwartzberg co-hosts this episode. Allan is best known to KISS fans for having 'ghost' drummed on KISS' The Elder, Animalize and Asylum albums as well as credited performances on the Gene Simmons and Peter Criss solo albums of 1978. He's also appeared, both credited and uncredited, on multiple Alice Cooper albums.

Quote from the interview:

KISS ALIVE II: "Paul called me and said Ace was dragging."

Feedback from the band on guitar playing during the recording of Alive II: "It doesn't sound like Ace enough. Try to keep it in the ball park."

"I had my own band, Balance. I played with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Meatloaf, and all these people. I'm just on this train going through all of these artists."

I'd agreed to play on Gene and Paul's [1978 solo albums], but it became an issue. To have the same lead player on two of the records just defeated the purpose of everybody doing a different thing."

Bruce Kulick on joining KISS: "This was his fate."

For more about BOB KULICK visit:
TWITTER: @BobKulickMusic
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bob.kulick.75

For more Allan Schwartzberg visit:
Online: http://www.deepdiner.com
Twitter:@ABSchwartzberg
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/allan.schwartzberg

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon
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Wed
01
Jul

Decibel Geek Podcast - DESMOND CHILD

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2015
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DESMOND CHILD GUESTS ON DECIBEL GEEK PODCAST

Legendary songwriter/producer Desmond Child guests on this week's episode of the Decibel Geek podcast.  In this hour-plus talk, Desmond looks back on his early days as a performer in the NY-based disco group Desmond Child and Rouge. This band was a favorite of KISS singer/guitarist Paul Stanley, who used to frequent the band's live shows. A friendship was struck as well as gold when the two collaborated on 'I Was Made for Lovin' You', a Top 10 smash that spanned the globe. Desmond's career in writing/producing took off from there. While the songwriting partnership with Stanley was harmonious, his dealings with the other boss of KISS, Gene Simmons, have been more complex. 'There was one point where they decided they weren't going to have any co-writers on their records. So, they made a big deal out of it because suddenly I was co-writing with KISS and Bon Jovi and Alice Cooper and Joan Jett and having #1 songs and they said 'Well, we have to go against the grain.' Gene started saying, 'Well, we're recording at our studio but we have guards outside the door to keep Desmond Child out.' I was so pissed off. It's like 'Hey guys, I helped to make you richer than you already were, you know? Why would you do that? You're hurting my feelings. If you're gonna attack somebody, attack the other bands (laughs), not the guy that's helped you. I was so hurt. I actually didn't write with them for a very long time after that. But, I came back to write on Paul's solo record. We wrote a great song called 'Live to Win'.'

While that early 90's quote from Simmons stung, Child has gone on to forge a friendship with the long-tongued rock legend. 'Now he's kind of a mentor to me. I'll ask him questions and he emails me right back. Because he has so much experience in every genre; film, television, records. He like an encyclopedia of wealth, of information; especially business-wise. He's a genius.'

While working with Rouge, Child used his songwriting prowess to help work through a big transition in his personal life during the making of the band's sophomore album Runners in the Night. 'It was all about my relationship with Maria because we had started the group together and we were together and then I fell in love with a guy and then realized I was really more gay than I was straight. The first song on that album's called 'The Truth Comes Out' and it's all about my coming out. We thought 'Well let's just put our lives into the music.'

While Desmond Child's songwriting credit list is impressive, boasting over 300 million in sales, his take on the current state of streaming music is sobering. 'Jon (Bon Jovi), Richie (Sambora), and I get 6 million streams on Pandora every quarter on average for 'Livin on a Prayer'; just the one song. Imagine all the other streams we're getting. Yeah, but we got a big check for $110.00 to split amongst the three of us and our publishers. The record companies get 96% of the money and we get 4% because they got in there and made deals and they bought into these companies and frankly, we got dicked. We've gotta turn that around. That's what the Songwriters Equity Act is that's coming through Congress this year. It's to re-establish the 50/50 licensing model for all music usages.'

Also sobering is Desmond's take on the future of terrestrial radio. 'Terrestrial radio will die. It's on its way out, it's over. The whole country of Norway just stopped stopped terrestrial radio; it went digital. So, Sweden's next, then the rest of Europe, then pretty soon the UK. It's gonna be here (USA) too and in Canada. In 10 years there will be no terrestrial radio. There will be no AM. There will be no FM and if it's tilted in that direction where we get 4% and they get 96%, it really hurts the music because people aren't going to choose this as a career. Think about this, when I came to Nashville in 1991, there were over 5,000 signed writers to publishing companies within the 440-Circle (interstate that surrounds Nashville). At last count, there were 237. In 20 years, that's how much music has diminished.'

While his resume is filled with superstars that have provided the soundtrack of millions of lives, Child looks back especially fondly at a songwriting session at a small house in New Jersey with two young rockers that would yield a massive anthem still spun by millions today. 'I rented a car and drove to NJ and went to this little house that was on the edge of a marsh. On the other side of the marsh, like Emerald City, was this oil refinery. It was like the most toxic place on Earth and that's where Richie (Sambora) lived. I had a title in my back pocket; You Give Love a Bad Name. Jon (Bon Jovi) loved that. He had a song on (7800) Farenheit, because he's very resourceful, called 'Shot Through the Heart.' So we started the song with 'Shot through the heart and you're to blame. You give love a bad name.' And history was made.'

The full talk with Desmond Child can be heard via the following links:

Official Website Post URL: http://www.decibelgeek.com/wordpress/conversation-with-desmond-child-ep195/

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The Decibel Geek Podcast, hosted by Chris Czynszak and Aaron Camaro has been in existence since 2011 and releases new episodes every Monday covering hard rock and heavy metal. The official site for the Decibel Geek podcast is at http://www.decibelgeek.com

 
Tue
06
Jan

Video of ALICE COOPER's Annual New Year's Eve Gala

Artist: 
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Categories: 
 
Video of ALICE COOPER's annual New Year's Eve gala benefiting the Maui Food Bank.has surfaced online. The event which was organized by famed Cooper manager Shep Gordon was held in a ballroom at the Wailea Mariott in Maui, Hawaii.
 
Alice's powerhouse band, comprised of drummer Glen Sobel, bassist Chuck Garric, and guitarists Nita Strauss and Damon Johnson (filling in for Tommy Henriksen), acted as house band backing up an eclectic line-up of special guests, including Steven Tyler (AEROSMITH), Nuno Bettencourt (EXTREME), Dexter Holland and Kevin 'Noodles' Wasserman of THE OFFSPRING, producer Bob Rock (METALLICA, MOTLEY CRUE, THE CULT), 'Weird' Al Yankovic, Michael McDonald and Pat Simmons of the DOODIE BROTHERS, among others.
 
The event, which was hosted by actor Tom Arnold, has been an ongoing charity show raising money for various organizations for several years now. The night culminated with all artists joining together onstage for a rendition of "Revolution" by THE BEATLES.

"Revolution" - Alice Cooper & All-Stars
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAK3_xXHpXQ

"Dream On" - Steven Tyler, Nuno Bettencourt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzGXxbWxmPw

"Happy" (Rolling Stones cover) - Steven Tyler, Bob Rock
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ubz9Hx_o5g

 
Tue
16
Dec

Double Stop Podcast - PAUL TAYLOR (Winger, Steve Perry)

Artist: 
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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This week on the DoubleStop Podcast, Paul Taylor (Winger, Alice Cooper, Tom Keifer, Steve Perry) discusses his life and career. He talks about his early life, leading to joining the Alice Cooper band. He covers his time in Winger (and why he decided to leave), working on the Steve Perry album "For the Love of Strange Medicine" and the subsequent tour, his career writing for TV and film, the Winger reunion and working with Tom Keifer.

http://thedoublestop.com/ep-40-paul-taylor-winger-steve-perry-alice-cooper-tom-keifer/

https://soundcloud.com/thedoublestop/ep-40-paul-taylor-winger-steve-perry-alice-cooper-tom-keifer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQeMuVpV97A

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-double-stop/id818189359?mt=2

 
Tue
09
Dec

Rich Davenport's Rock Show - MICHAEL SCHENKER and STEVE HUNTER

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Categories: 

GUITAR LEGENDS MICHAEL SCHENKER AND STEVE HUNTER INTERVIEWED ON RICH DAVENPORT'S ROCK SHOW

Rich Davenport's Rock Show this week features in-depth interviews with legendary guitar heroes  Michael Schenker (UFO, Scorpions, MSG) and Steve Hunter (Alice Cooper, Lour Reed, Peter Gabriel), and is available now for streaming at this link
http://www.mixcloud.com/richdav1/rich-davenports-rock-show-michael-schenker-steve-hunter-alice-cooper-lou-reed-interviews/

First up, Michael Schenker talks about what fans can expect from the set list as his 'Bridge The Gap' tour hits the UK this week. Michael discusses working with former Scorpions compadres Francis Bucholz (bass) and Herman Rarebell (drums) in his Temple of Rock band, and also outlines the way in which both the band, and his songwriting partnerships with vocalist Doogie White (ex Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen) and rhythm guitarist / keyboard player Wayne Findlay, have developed on forthcoming new album 'Spirit on a Mission'. Michael chooses a song from 'Bridge the Gap', and you'll also hear a Scorpions classic from the 'Temple of Rock Live In Europe' album.

The show also features tracks from both support bands for Michael's UK tour, Western Sand, a promising UK rock outfit, and State Villains (playing the London date), who feature Michael's son, Tyson Schenker, on guitar.

Steve Hunter, whose sublime guitar playing has graced albums and tours from the likes of Alice Cooper, Lou Reed and Peter Gabriel, also drops in to discuss his two most recent releases, studio album 'The Manhattan Blues Project'(featuring guests including  Joe Satriani, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp), and live CD/DVD 'Tone Poems Live'. In the words of guitar hero Joe Satriani, "Steve Hunter is a great guitarist; and his influence on the American rock guitar style is huge,' and you'll hear exactly what Satch means on tracks from both 'Tone Poems Live' and 'The Manhattan Blues Project.

The show's regular Phil Lynott tribute feature this week puts the spotlight on late Small Faces/Faces keyboard player Ian McLagan, who passed away this week, with a track from Thin Lizzy's 'Fighting' album featuring McLagan on piano.

You can also listen on Thursday 11th December 07:00-09:00 on www.totalrock.com, and on hot new Texas rock and metal station KXZR Radio at www.kxzr.fm


 
 
Mon
17
Nov

Double Stop Podcast - VINNIE MOORE

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Monday, November 17, 2014
Categories: 
 
This week on The Double Stop, Vinnie Moore (Solo, UFO, Alice Cooper, Red Zone Rider) discusses how he picked up the guitar, his first gig (a Pepsi Commercial), working with Vicious Rumors, and his early instrumental albums. He also covers working with Alice Cooper, how he responded to grunge, how he joined UFO (this one blew my mind), the formation of Red Zone Rider, and his future plans.
 
 
 
Fri
17
Oct

One on One with Mitch Lafon - STEVE HUNTER

Artist: 
Friday, October 17, 2014
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In episode 59 of One On One with Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by one-time LOU REED, ALICE COOPER and DAVID LEE ROTH guitarist, STEVE HUNTER. Talking Metal's Mark Strigl co-hosts.

Listen to the One On One With Mitch Lafon Podcast on iHeartRadio, iTunes, Spreaker, TuneIn and Stitcher.

In this episode's only interview, we speak with guitarist Steve Hunter about his new live CD & DVD called, Tone Poems Live. We reminisce about his days with Alice Cooper, pay tribute to guitar legend DICK WAGNER and talk about his playing with AEROSMITH, PETER GABRIEL and DAVID LEE ROTH. We also talk about his continued friendship with guitar great, Jason Becker.

For more Steve Hunter: http://www.stevehunter.com

***** The One On One With Mitch Lafon (part of the Talking Metal Digital Network) - Sammy Hagar CD giveaway is as follows... TWEET out the following as many times as possible between now and next Friday and you could win a copy of his new album 'Lite Roast'

I want @mitchlafon of @1On1WithMitch to hook me up with a copy of @sammyhagar Lite Roast album. @talkingmetal ******

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And Official Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

Follow Mark Strigl on TWITTER: @Strigl and Talking Metal: @talkingmetal

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the 'A World With Heroes' KISS tribute album and EP. Both available now on iTunes with all monies going to the Vaudreuil-Soulages Palliative Care home in Hudson, QC.

For more about the KISS 40th Anniversary Tribute album for Palliative care (that Mitch organized) visit iTunes:
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/world-heroes-kiss-tribute/id716859684

 
Mon
15
Sep

One on One with Mitch Lafon - NEAL SMITH (Alice Cooper)

Artist: 
Monday, September 15, 2014
Categories: 

http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-46-neal-smith

In episode 46 of One On One with Mitch Lafon, NEAL SMITH formerly of The ALICE COOPER group joins Mitch as well as co-hosts Mark Strigl (from Talking Metal) and the KILLER DWARFS’ Russ Dwarf.

In this episode’s only interview, Mitch along with Russ had a lengthy chat with legendary Alice Cooper group drummer, Neal Smith. The topics were varied as Neal discussed his new album KillSmith And The Green Fire Empire, his time with the Alice Cooper group, writing and recording new music, movieprojects, an Alice Cooper group reunion tour & album, and much more.

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon

Follow Mark Strigl on TWITTER: @Strigl and Talking Metal: @talkingmetal

Follow RUSS DWARF on TWITTER: @RussDWaRf and his band the KILLER DWARFS: @KillerDwarfs

For more NEAL SMITH visit:http://www.nealsmithrocks.com

For more about the KillSmith And The Green Fire Empire release visit:http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/NealSmith

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the MelodicRockFest 4 � taking place October 3rd and 4th iin Arlington Heights, Illinois and features performance by Mitch Malloy, Heaven’s Edge, 7th Heaven, Talon, Paul Laine, Bombay Black, Johnny Lima and many more.

For tickets and more information visit:http://www.melodicrockfest.com

 
Mon
08
Sep

One on One with Mitch Lafon - ERIK SCOTT (Alice Cooper, Signal)

Artist: 
Monday, September 8, 2014
Categories: 

http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-44-erik-scott

In episode 44 of One On One with Mitch Lafon, former SONIA DADA & ALICE COOPER bassist ERIK SCOTT joins Mitch. Erik joined ALICE COOPER on the road for the FLUSH THE FASHION tour and ended up recording with Alice on his Special Forces and Zipper Catches Skin albums. Erik recounts what it was like being part of the band during the time that many fans and critics consider to be 'the lost era' of Cooper's career. He also discusses the now infamous 'Alice Cooper - Paris' TV special. Erik also talks about being a founding member of the band Sonia Dada that found great success in the early '90s in particular with their hit 'You Don't Treat Me No Good' which spent several weeks at the #1 spot on charts around the world. We also discuss Erik's latest solo album, And The Earth Bleeds (available here:http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/erikscott3)

For more ERIK SCOTT visit:http://www.erikscottbass.com ANDhttp://www.facebook.com/erik.scott2

Follow Mark Strigl on TWITTER: @Strigl and Talking Metal: @talkingmetal

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the MelodicRockFest 4 - taking place October 3rd and 4th in Arlington Heights, Illinois and features performance by Mitch Malloy, Heaven's Edge, 7th Heaven, Talon, Paul Laine, Bombay Black, Johnny Lima and many more.

For tickets and more information visit:http://www.melodicrockfest.com

For more about the KISS 40th Anniversary Tribute album for Palliative care (that Mitch organized) visit iTunes:http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/world-heroes-kiss-tribute/id716859684

and the recently released: A World With Heroes EP featuring 6 brand new songs:https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/world-heroes-ep-kiss-tribute/id909198329

The Tracklisting for the 'A World With Heroes' KISS tribute EP is:

1) C'mon And Love Me by The Killer Dwarfs
2) Calling Dr. Love by Crash Kelly (featuring Four By Fate's Sean Kelly)
3) Save Your Love By Matt Bradshaw
4) Every Time I Look At You by Dick Wagner
5) Nothin' To Lose By the Killer Dwarfs and features piano by Bruce Foster (who played on the original KISS version 40 years ago)
6) Coming Home By Sudden Flames

Listen to the One On One With Mitch Lafon Podcast on iHeartRadio, iTunes, Spreaker and Stitcher.

One on One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch

And the Official Facebook page is:http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

One On One with Mitch Lafon is part of the Talking Metal Digital network:http://www.talkingmetal.com

 

 
Wed
27
Aug

One on One with Mitch Lafon - RICHIE KOTZEN & NITA STRAUSS

Artist: 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Categories: 

http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-40-kotzen-strauss

In episode 40 of One On One with Mitch Lafon. Mitch is joined by Talking Metal host, Mark Strigl. This episode features interviews with THE WINERY DOGS’ Richie Kotzen, and Nita Strauss from Alice Cooper’s band.

In our first interview, Richie Kotzen discusses his new album ‘The Essential Richie Kotzen’ which features a brilliant acoustical take on the POISON classic ‘Until You Suffer Some (Fire And Ice), his time in Poison, his time in MR. BIG, his plans for an upcoming solo album, working with The Winery Dogs and much more.

Our second interview is with Alice Cooper guitarist, Nita Strauss. She discusses touring & getting the gig with Alice Cooper, the late Dick Wagner, her new web site www.nitastrauss.com and much more

For More Richie Kotzen visit: http://www.richiekotzen.com ;http://www.thewinerydogs.com and on TWITTER: @Richie_Kotzen

For more about Nita Strauss visit: http://www.nitastrauss.com and on TWITTER: @hurricanenita

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the MelodicRockFest 4 - taking placee October 3rd and 4th in Arlington Heights, Illinois and features performance by Mitch Malloy, Heaven’s Edge, 7th Heaven, Talon, Paul Laine, Bombay Black, Johnny Lima and many more.

For tickets and more information visit: http://www.melodicrockfest.com

For more about the KISS 40th Anniversary Tribute album for Palliative care (that Mitch organized) visit iTunes:http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/world-heroes-kiss-tribute/id716859684and the upcoming A World With Heroes EP featuring 6 brand new songs:https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/world-heroes-ep-kiss-tribute/id909198329

Listen to the One On One With Mitch Lafon Podcast on iTunes, Spreaker and Stitcher.

Follow my co-hosts: MARK STRIGL on TWITTER: @Strigl and Talking Metal: @talkingmetal

and Follow RUSS DWARF on TWITTER: @RussDWaRf and his band the KILLER DWARFS: @KillerDwarfs

One on One With Mitch Lafon’s Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch

And the Official Facebook page is:http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

One On One with Mitch Lafon is part of the Talking Metal Digital network:http://www.talkingmetal.com

 
Thu
31
Jul

R.I.P. DICK WAGNER, Former Alice Cooper Guitarist

Artist: 
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Categories: 
R.I.P Dick Wagner. Another big loss to the rock world.
 
 
 
'Dick Wagner was the consummate gentleman axeman,' Kiss' Gene Simmons says.

Dick Wagner, the guitarist, songwriter and bandleader who worked with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Kiss and Aerosmith, among others, died Wednesday (July 30) at the age of 71 in Phoenix.

Wagner, who was also part of the groups The Frost and Ursa Major, had been hospitalized after contracting a lung infection following heart surgery in early July. Though he had posted a Facebook message on July 21 saying "I can't wait to play for you all again one day soon" -- signed "Dick'N THE ICU" -- Wagner was in a medically induced coma at the time of his death from respiratory failure.

"Dick Wagner was the consummate gentleman axeman. (He) will be missed," Kiss' Gene Simmons said in a statement on Wednesday, noting that Wagner played the "blistering" guitar solo on the Destroyer track "Sweet Pain." Kiss frontman Paul Stanley had this to say: "Dick was a stellar player and his work with Steve Hunter on Lou Reed's Rock&Roll Animal is legendary. He also did great work with Alice Cooper and uncredited ghosting on Destroyer and albums by some of our contemporaries. A huge talent with a huge tone and huge heart. A great unsung hero."

 
 
Wed
16
Jul

ALICE COOPER All-American Boy Exposed InTheStudio

Artist: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Categories: 
Alice Cooper, All-American Boy Exposed InTheStudio

Dallas, TX - July 15, 2014.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands presents a tutorial on why little boys shouldn't play with meat cleavers, nooses, high voltage, snakes, and Mommy's make-up and fishnet stockings'unless you plan on going into show business as the King of Shock Rock, Alice Cooper!

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper is on the road and on the big screen this summer, touring with his rock progeny Motley Crue (just one of the hundreds which Cooper inspired), and featured in a new documentary film/dvd titled Super Duper Alice Cooper, so the time seems right for Alice's brand of wrong for InTheStudio.

The band Alice Cooper made notorious headlines but few fans when they first appeared on the radio in 1971 with Love It to Death. Alice's stage act then was confrontational, even horrifying, and without the campy humor that would inform the act just two years later on Billion Dollar Babies

But what made Alice Cooper a household name was the savvy string of hits, indelibly changing the rock concert world while revolutionizing American Top 40 radio at the same time with 'I'm Eighteen', 'Under My Wheels', 'Be My Lover', 'School's Out', 'Elected', 'No More Mister Nice Guy', 'Welcome to My Nightmare' and 'Only Women Bleed' from five Top 10-selling albums. 

The career ride for Alice Cooper careened from the whole band sleeping in one motel room to the covers of Time and Newsweek magazines; from fairways to national airwaves; from rehab to Rock Hall in 2011.  Alice reflects with InTheStudio host Redbeard on why Alice Cooper connected then, and lives on today.

' I think it was because we were such a shock to the nation, image-wise. We were the band that drove the stake through the heart of the Love Generation. Everything that the hippies didn't believe in. For the first time in a long time music was not political, it was fun! Alice Cooper was like the biggest juvenile delinquent Rock and Roll horror show of all time. But not only the image was there, the most important thing in our mind was the fact that the music has to stand up years from now. It has to stand up even after they forgot what we did on stage.'

Alice Cooper 'Best of' /InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at: 'http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/alice-cooper-mascara-monsters-best/'

Direct Link to InTheStudio broadcast affiliate radio station list: HYPERLINK 'http://www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations/ 'www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations'

Direct Link to Alice Cooper website: HYPERLINK 'http://www.alicecooper.com'

Direct Link to InTheStudio website: HYPERLINK 'http://www.inthestudio.net'

 
Wed
09
Jul

ALICE COOPER INDUCTED INTO WHITE CASTLE HALL OF FAME

Artist: 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Categories: 
ALICE COOPER INDUCTED INTO WHITE CASTLE HALL OF FAME
 

Photo ID left to right: VP Jamie Richardson, CEO Bill Ingram, Marci Ingram, Sheryl Cooper, Alice Cooper, White Castle President Lisa Ingram, Corporate Relations Manager Erin Shannon


 
New York, NY (July 8, 2014)- Dreams can come true, as rock icon Alice Cooper can attest, following his induction into the White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame at White Castle headquarters in Columbus, Ohio on July 7th, 2014. As a child of Detroit, Alice learned to love White Castle's iconic sliders at an early age, and has never lost his taste for them over the years.   He also learned to love rock and roll, and pursue his career in a band, and achieved induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.

Little did he know that another Hall of Fame, also in Ohio, was in his destiny.

Following a tour of White Castle headquarters led by Bill, Marci and Lisa Ingram (the company is a fourth-generation family-owned business), company VP Jamie Richardson conducted a brief  chat with Alice in a room full of White Castle employees, including a band that performed some of Alice's songs (he actually JOINED them for "No More Mr Nice Guy," much to their surprise), and then Alice was presented with a plaque commemorating his induction into their White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame.

Said Alice, "a lot of my fellow rockers are going to be envious of this honor."  Asked how it compared to being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Alice responded "there's no comparison," carefully ducking the question.

The stop at White Castle headquarters took place on a day off during Alice's summer tour as Very Special Guests to Motley Crue on their "All Bad Things Must Come to An End" tour, which plays the Schottenstein Center in Columbus tonight as part of the 72 show run.  The summer tour continues through August 31, and then resumes in autumn, October 10 through November 22.

Alice has often talked about his love of White Castle in interviews and on his syndicated "Nights With Alice Cooper" radio program, and served White Castle at the party following the premiere of the "Super Duper Alice Cooper" documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival in April in New York City.  The documentary, produced by Banger Films (same team that produced the award-winning Iron Maiden and Rush documentaries), has recently been released in both DVD and Blu-Ray by Eagle Rock Entertainment.

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See Alice Cooper on tour in 2014 -- tourdates at www.alicecooper.com
Listen to Alice Cooper on "Nights With Alice Cooper" --  www.nightswithalicecooper.com
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Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio and Digital Media in the world.  Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition and 3D programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 30 multi-platinum, over 50 platinum and over 90 gold discs, worldwide.  Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Paris and Hamburg.

For more information regarding this and other Eagle Rock Entertainment releases, contact Carol Kaye at Carol@Kayosproductions.com. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KayosProductionsInc.

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Thu
05
Jun

CHUCK GARRIC GUESTS ON DECIBEL GEEK PODCAST

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Thursday, June 5, 2014
Categories: 

CHUCK GARRIC (ALICE COOPER/BEASTO BLANCO) GUESTS ON DECIBEL GEEK PODCAST

CONVERSATION WITH CHUCK GARRIC - EP139

Alice Cooper bassist and Beasto Blanco frontman Chuck Garric is the guest for this week's episode of the Decibel Geek poodcast (Conversation with Chuck Garric - Ep139)

In this discussion, Chuck goes back to his Lake Tahoe, CA roots to describe his musical upbringing, the awesomeness of Ted Nugent, his thoughts on American vs. European audiences, and the likelihood of Alice breaking the drought of DaDa songs in the setlist among other things.

Also discussed is Chuck's band, Beasto Blanco which recently released 'Live Fast Die Loud.' In this conversation, Garric shares his passion for this band, his thoughts on the material, and plans for the next release by the band.

Alice Cooper is currently on tour in Europe and this discussion was recorded the day before he left the United States to play some very big festival shows including Sweden Rock. In this conversation, Chuck gives us a view behind the scenes into what it takes to create the chemistry that Alice's band displays on stages around the world. He also shares in his excitement for the upcoming Alice Cooper/Motley Crue double-bill that will take place soon.

Stream/Download album at this location:

http://dbgeekshow.blogspot.com/2014/06/chuck-garric-is-no-stranger-to-large.html

For all things Beasto Blanco (including how to purchase the album) go to:

www.livefastdieloud.com

 
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